“7 Prompts” FACILITATOR COACHING CLINIC
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern
(6:30 - 8 pm Central/5:30-7 pm Mountain/4:30-6 pm Pacific)
On September 19 and 23, 2023, the Standing with People of Color Committee offered facilitation and preparation sessions for people leading “7 Prompts” sessions this fall.
On October 4, 2023, participants from these trainings are invited to connect again for a coaching session. Join to share your hopes or plans, to ask questions about facilitation or design, to think with others about adaptation to your schedule or context, and to support others who are also planning to lead sessions using the 7 Prompts. This Coaching Session is rather like a “clinic." Just show up with your concerns and together we will respond. We will be sending you new handouts this week (including a lengthy “Hot-tips for 7 Prompts Facilitators,”) so please have your handouts readily available to refer to.
Contact the Committee at [email protected] with questions or for support before or after the coaching session. We are eager to know who is leading 7 Prompts events and where!
The Church of the Brethren Standing With People of Color Study/Action Committee is asking the entire Church of the Brethren to engage in crucial Christian conversations in various settings in the next year, using 7 discussion prompts around the theme of standing with people of color and working for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
We hope the church will share together around the family table, in Sunday School or other congregational settings, in districts, and in other Brethren agencies and venues.
Our team developed the prompts along with the “BELOVED” model of conversations, to help the church engage in urgent and heartfelt conversation in a way that builds up our Beloved Community.
Designed to take place in small groups, each of these prompts moves the conversations from the participants' own history onward to discussions of justice and racism. The design of these prompts invites participants to look within themselves and reflect on their own experiences and perspectives. It is our prayer that these conversations, across the denomination, can help foster broad engagement and create a path toward faithful and passionate Brethren involvement in racism and racial justice in our times.